Our sister station The Game 730 AM WVFN is reporting that longtime Mason High School Varsity Football Coach Jerry Van Havel will step down after 26 years leading the Bulldog gridiron tradition of relentlessness, toughness, and dedication.

Van Havel will reportedly accept a position with Division III College Football powerhouse Mount Union, (OH). He is expected to take a non-coaching role as the program's Recruiting Coordinator. At Mount Union, Van Havel will join his son, and former four-year Mason starting quarterback, Jarrett, who is set to be a redshirt freshman in the 2017 season.

Van Havel leaves Mason with quite the legacy; a 169-88 overall record, 15 MHSAA playoff appearances, and two District Championships in 1995 and 2014, when Jarrett ran the offense as a junior.